Brewed by Hallertau Brewbar & Restaurant
Style: Irish Ale
Auckland, New Zealand
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.09/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Hearty chocolate smells waft up from this traditional Irish Red as a surprisingly spicy hop bouquet brings its richness alive. It’s a subtle complexity. A mouth swill will anoint your palate with caramel and chocolate malts and a hint of Mocha. The malt is really given the lead role here – supported by the hops performing a delightful tingle in the mid-palate. The silky smooth flavour then slips off nicely to leave a very refined and long dry hop finish.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beer4eternity (212) - Tauranga, - FEB 17, 2011
330ml bottle. Small creamy off-white mostly lasting good lacing head, opulent hazy copper amber gold hue. Robust toasted roasted malt, molasses, light hoppy - fruity including raspberry, floral, leather, kelp/rocky shore, smoke aromas are very pleasant. Moderate sweet and bitter and faint sour taste. Light to medium body, creamy oily syrupy texture, soft carbonation, smooth chalky dry finish. Interesting, nice enough but not too memorable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
UjoKlobasa (392) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 11, 2016
On tap at brewery. Dark amber color, clear liquid, tan head. Aroma of chocolate and roasted malt. Average.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
waiake (606) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 29, 2015
Poured a fine copper colour with a frothy head the smell is caramel sweet the taste is smooth with subtle spicy malty flavours fininshing mildly bitter

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
beer-yum (1210) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 31, 2014
An enjoyable brew that delivers more than expected and has a nice bitter finish to end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 15, 2014
The head is good, the body copper. It smells flowery, malty, darkmalty. The taste is flowery, hoppy, bit malty, Medium

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (19892) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 20, 2013
Draft at the source. Hazy deep amber color, tan head. Aroma of caramel biscuit. Taste is toasted nutty caramel. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sm89walt (1905) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 2, 2013
Draught - The Food Truck Garage, Auckland. Poured a deep chestnut amber with a small and fading though lacy off-white head. Solid grassy hops, a nuttiness (predominantly on the nose) some caramel, yeast and aromatic fruits along with a light toasted malt component. Light to medium body, soft to medium carbonation and a medium intensity though lingering finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DylansDad (558) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 19, 2013
Aroma: caramel, chocolate, hint of floral. Again, what I would call a Xmas cakey kind of note. Some spice. Taste is thick and malty at the front, then immediately thins out down the back of your tongue offering its spice and bitterness and a little warmth. Tastes good but I find the mouthfeel a let down

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 22, 2013
SMALL HEAD MISTY RED BROWN POUR AROMAS nutty chocolate toffe the flavours toffee chocolate some fruit resiny note fairly smooth bit a bit dull the finish best aftertastes malt some fruit okay sweetness but very average ale

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
horotane (18) - NEW ZEALAND - MAR 22, 2013
Perhaps it was this sampling of the beer, though it was thin - in head, in palate, in depth of flavour. Otherwise lovely assortment of malts, just not as provocative as its namesake.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Pdubyah (596) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 8, 2013
This is like getting a gift voucher from your wife. Bereft. This has all the body of a soap sud, There’s no length, and nothing that you could actually enjoy on the taste buds. How can you produce a beer that promises so much and delivers just "meh".

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